Gluten-Free Giant Ginger Cookies

We've used a 1/4 cup of cookie dough for each of these giant, molasses-infused cookies. If you prefer smaller cookies, there's instructions for mini gluten-free ginger cookies, too.

Gluten-Free Giant Ginger Cookies
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
35 mins
Bake Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
24 cookies


  • 4 ½ cup Gluten-Free Flour Mix

  • 4 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cup shortening

  • 2 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup molasses

  • ¾ cup coarse sugar or granulated sugar

Gluten-Free Flour Mix

  • 3 cup white rice flour

  • 3 cup potato starch

  • 2 cup sorghum flour

  • 4 teaspoon xanthan gum


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl stir together the first six ingredients (through salt).

  2. In a large bowl beat shortening with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Gradually beat in 2 cups granulated sugar until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in eggs and molasses. Beat in flour mixture.

  3. Using a 1/4-cup measure or scoop, shape dough into 2-inch balls. Roll balls in coarse sugar to coat. Place 2 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

  4. Bake about 12 minutes or until bottoms are light brown and tops are puffed (do not overbake). Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes. Remove; cool on a wire rack.

Gluten-Free Flour Mix

  1. In a large airtight container whisk together rice flour, potato starch, sorghum flour, and xanthan gum. Cover and store at room temperature for up to 3 months.

Mini Ginger Cookies

Prepare as directed, except shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Roll balls in 1 to 1 1/4 cups coarse sugar to coat. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 5 to 7 minutes. Cool on cookie sheets 1 minute. Remove; cool on a wire rack. Makes about 160 cookies.PER COOKIE 52 cal., 2 g fat (1 g sat. fat), 2 mg chol., 22 mg sodium, 8 g carb., 0 g fiber, 5 g sugars, 0 g pro.


Double or even triple this recipe to have our gluten-free flour mix on hand for future baking and cooking recipes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

336 Calories
14g Fat
53g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 336
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 136mg 3%
Fatty acids, total trans 2g
Folate, total 3.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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